24th Jun2024

‘Friday Night Smackdown’ Review (Jun 21st 2024)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of this past Friday’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, right here on Nerdly. Let’s see what went down on this week’s show!

Match #1: Triple Threat Match – Chelsea Green def. Bianca Belair and Michin

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Seconds after Bianca Belair hit Michin with the K.O.D., Chelsea Green grabbed her from behind and threw The EST of WWE out of the ring so she could steal the pin. The victory earned Green the right to compete in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #2: Triple Threat Match – Carmelo Hayes def. Randy Orton and Tama Tonga

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Kevin Owens emerged to neutralize an interfering Tonga Loa, and Randy Orton sent Tama Tonga to the ringside floor. The distraction allowed Carmelo Hayes to roll up The Viper for the quick pin and qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #3: Triple Threat Match – Andrade def. Kevin Owens and Grayson Waller

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Moments after Kevin Owens Stunned Andrade, Grayson Waller attempted to take advantage of KO’s injury by dragging him out of the ring and planting him with a DDT on the floor. When he jumped back through the ropes, however, Andrade turned the tables and picked up the win on the WWE Tag Team Champion to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #4: Cody Rhodes def. Solo Sikoa (DQ)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Prior to the main event match between Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes and Solo Sikoa, Sikoa informed Paul Heyman backstage that Roman Reigns isn’t coming back. In the first minutes of the subsequent match, The Bloodline attacked Rhodes and forced the official to call for the bell. Randy Orton and Kevin Owens came to the rescue, and the three cornered Sikoa. Before they could get retribution, however, the new threat of Jacob Fatu suddenly emerged and attacked all three Superstars. Fatu’s ambush culminated when he delivered a Samoan Splash onto The American Nightmare from the top rope through the announce table.

My Score: 0 out of 5

News of the Night:

  1. Jacob Fatu made his WWE debut in the main event

Final Verdict: 3/5

OK, so the main event might not have actually been a match, more of an angle, but the fact Jacob Fatu appeared on a WWE show and now Bloodline 2.0 is SO stacked with talent that didn’t matter in the slightest. I think, in all honesty, I’m now MORE excited for Bloodline 2.0 than I was for the original iteration and can’t imagine what the hell will happen if/when Roman Reigns returns! As for the rest of the show, as I’ve said in the past, tournaments always make wrestling shows better – the fact we get matches that tell their own story, in the space of just the match, makes for great TV. I just hope the payoff, the MitB match, are as good as the tournament have been.


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